During the month of February, St. John the Evangelist will provide homeless families with a place to sleep, snacks and hosts with compassion for their present situation. As a Parish, we are combining our efforts with those of St. Clements Episcopal Church and our companion parish, Holy Apostles Episcopal Church. We are asking everyone to band together and volunteer their time to help us provide an invaluable service to those greatly in need.
Beginning Monday, February 1, we need four volunteers each day. The first two volunteers (SJE Greeter) volunteer from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and help welcome our guests as they return from dinner and a day's work, training, or daycare. You may be asked to prepare a healthy evening snack, tidy up the kitchen facilities and eating area after use, engage children and youth in activities such as reading, homework games, videos, or lend a sympathetic ear to those struggling with homelessness.
Two volunteers (SJE Overnight) arrive at 8:00 pm, greet families and secure the building for guests to go to sleep. Guidelines for bedtimes are around 9:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 pm on weekends. Overnight volunteers will sleep at the church and wake families around 6:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends.
Click here to sign up online or click here for a full description at our website. To learn more about this important ministry, please contact Holly or Don Weinkauf, Steve Sims or the Rev. Margaret Thor. Holly, Don, Margaret and Steve will also help people sign up on Sunday mornings at church.